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Nathanson, Cannon, Jansons, Hartford, Wolf, Armstrong, Siewers, Goodfriend

Harvey C. Nathanson, 83: Nathanson was chief scientist for Westinghouse Research Labs, pioneering numerous technologies including micro-electro mechanical (MEMS) devices. An electrical engineer, he had more than 50 patents and was honored with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Millennium Medal. Glenn Cannon, 72: Cannon was a dedicated and successful public servant, leading emergency …

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Roses & Thorns: Resident Artists in Opera Couture

Pittsburgh Opera partnered with Choices Pittsburgh for the “Roses & Thorns” fashion show on March 9, which featured couture fashions from Lela Rose, hair and makeup by Studio Booth, and Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artists in opera couture. Before the show, guests enjoyed cocktails, wine from R Wine Cellar, and passed hors d’oeuvres by Hungry for Time. After the …

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“Horsing Around… After Dark” Raises $180,000 for Family House

On Saturday, March 7, over 290 guests came to the Duquesne Club for the annual Family House Gala presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan and helped raise $180,000 for the organization. The evening, titled “Horsing Around… After Dark,” included opportunities to donate directly to the mission of Family House and partake in various raffle …

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Great Heart Ball Raises $1 Million

The American Heart Association’s 31st annual Pittsburgh Heart Ball was held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh Downtown, Saturday, February 29 in Roarin’ 20s fashion. More than 500 guests attended the Great Heart Ball—a play on words taken from the Great Gatsby—and raised $1 million for research, education, prevention and community programs to help Pittsburghers and the …

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Pittsburgh Cultural Events Calendar

In every issue, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Quarterly presents a calendar of arts and events happening in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Copies of this 16-page guide are also made available in theaters, venues, restaurants and hotels across downtown. Complete with a 3-month season-at-a-glance calendar, you’ll see just how many not-to-miss events …

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On a Pedestal: Moe Coleman Awards, Kiski School, Women in Leadership

Finding someone able to debate politics with civility and respect is difficult today, when public discourse all too often turns coarse and divisive. Former Allegheny County Executive Jim Roddey and his “across the aisle” friend, Duquesne University law professor and former Pittsburgh deputy mayor Joseph Sabino Mistick, are trying to cultivate more people who are …

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Gentlemen’s Night Out: Cigars, Steelers and Birds

The 2020 Gentlemen’s Night Out on the North Shore benefitting the National Aviary was held on Friday, February 7 in the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field. The event was hosted by Michael Mascaro, Executive Vice President of Mascaro Construction and member of the National Aviary Board of Trustees. National Aviary ambassador birds, including a …

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Lights! Glamour! Action! Celebrates Pittsburgh Film Office’s 30th Anniversary

The 20th annual Lights! Glamour! Action! drew 750 attendees, dressed to the nines, to The Pennsylvanian on February 8, 2020. The Academy Awards-themed gala benefited the Pittsburgh Film Office and its mission to promote the southwestern Pennsylvania region as the place to produce television, featured films, commercials, documentaries and digital content. Since 1990, the PFO …

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Eleven Debutantes Presented at the 94th Cinderella Ball

The 94th Cinderella Ball was held on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 inside the Grand Ballroom at the Omni William Penn in Downtown Pittsburgh. After an introduction by ball chairs Mrs. Laura Penrod Kronk and Ms. Britton Peyton Wean, 11 debutantes were presented on the arms of their fathers to a room full of 325 guests …

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Barker, Jarzebowski, Henderson, Mustain, Breese, Interiano

Elizabeth E. Barker is the executive director of The Frick Pittsburgh and the first woman to lead the institution. Her appointment begins in December. She comes to Pittsburgh from Belmont, Mass., where she was the director of the Boston Athenaeum, an independent library, exhibition center and cultural venue founded in 1807. There, she helped increase …

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Remembering Prominent Pittsburghers Who Passed Away in 2019

We’ve said goodbye to many influential Pittsburghers this year. Remember those who have passed away and their impact on the region—and the world—in this compilation of our Last Chapter department. Carol Massaro, 79: A mother of four, she raised nearly $1 million for Alzheimer’s research after the disease took her late husband, contractor Joseph A. …

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Fisher, Roseman, Ziegler, Stein, Roderick, Hillenbrand, Pessolano, Booth

Dr. Bernard Fisher, 101: Dr. Fisher was a giant in the field of breast cancer, leading large-scale randomized clinical trials that revolutionized understanding and treatment of the illness. His earlier surgical work included performing the first kidney transplant in Pittsburgh and doing pivotal work that cleared the way for future liver transplantation. Believing that data …

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Four Winds Gallery Celebrates Anniversary with “Form and Spirit” Exhibition

Four Winds Gallery celebrated their 45th anniversary on Walnut Street with “Form and Spirit,” an exhibition of resident metalsmith Carol Krena’s latest jewelry creations and the innovative work of Pittsburgh sculptor Ken LeDonne. The show drew over 75 attendees to its opening night on December 6, 2019, and will run until February 1.

Leslie Odom Jr. Performs at The Pittsburgh Promise Gala

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Leslie Odom Jr. performed at The Pittsburgh Promise’s gala, F.N.B. Corporation Presents: A Night of Promise. Odom and his band delighted the crowd with a mix of cover songs, “Hamilton” hits and original material. A Night of Promise took place at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh …

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Photographer George Lange Debuts Personal Collection

World-renowned, Pittsburgh-native photographer George Lange debuts new prints and stories from his private collection on Thursday, November 14 at Weisshouse (324 S. Highland Ave.). Photographing for publications and clients world-wide left Lange with little time to examine his work, and few prints were made. Having recently returned to Pittsburgh, Lange opened his collection of photographs—kept …

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Thomas, Luke, Fragman, Huang, Tripathi, Woods, Gregerson

Mark Anthony Thomas is president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He is responsible for creating, developing and executing the region’s economic development strategy and advancing partnerships to drive job creation and business investment. Thomas came to Pittsburgh from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where, …

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Exploring Andy Warhol’s Ancestral Home

Andy Warhol once said that he came “from nowhere.” And if ever you find yourself exploring the Lower Beskid mountains along the Polish-Slovak border, you might think he was right. At first glance, it appears there are no signs human beings were ever there. But if you look closer, you’ll realize that the holes and …

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Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part VIII

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today advisory board were published online and in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine. But the ideas of another nearly three dozen thinkers made …

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On a Pedestal: Fallingwater, Allegheny Conference, Natural Areas Association, Healthcare Truce

Now, a world treasure: Fallingwater has gone global. Thanks to efforts from the Western Pa. Conservancy, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece of modern architecture nestled in the verdant Laurel Highlands has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage List. It’s recognition that in our backyard is a treasure considered in …

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Chatham University Celebrates 150 Years With “Long Purple Line” Gala

On Saturday, October 12, Chatham University’s Athletic & Fitness Center was transformed into a reminiscent walk along Chatham’s “Long Purple Line from 1869” for a gala held as part of its 150th Anniversary Celebration Alumni Reunion Weekend. Guests were guided through the four eras of Chatham’s history: Pennsylvania Female College, Pennsylvania College for Women, Chatham …

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Ideas for a Better Pittsburgh: Semifinalists, Part VII

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited readers and neighbors to offer up their best ideas for improving the region through the Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Tomorrow Contest. The 13 finalists chosen by the Pittsburgh Today advisory board were published online and in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine. But the ideas of another nearly three dozen thinkers made …

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Fall Festival at Southpointe Town Center Benefits American Cancer Society

On Thursday, October 10, over 2,000 people attended Southpointe Town Center in Canonsburg, Pa. for the annual Fall Festival benefitting the American Cancer Society of Washington County’s Access to Care Program. Attendees enjoyed the kids zone, which included a free pumpkin patch, face painting, games and a make-your-own pretzel station from My Favorite Sweet Shoppe, …

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